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Pono Kai Resort

#9 of 12 Hotels in Kapaa
Certificate of Excellence
4-1250 Kuhio Highway, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
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Ranked #9 of 12 Hotels in Kapaa
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Pono Kai was excellent. It is located in the heart of Kapaa close to restaurants, shops, grocery store and more. The staff in the registration and concierge were very friendly and helpful. Our unit was oceanfront with a sunrise view from our veranda. Can't wait to get back

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Allentown, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We rented privately through Homeaway.com and stayed in room F204. The condo is a beautifully renovated 1 bedroom, 1 bath. It was perfect size for the 2 of us. Kitchen was awesome and well stocked. In addition, the owner us beach chairs, snorkeling stuff, coolers, beach mats, beach umbrella and beach bags for our use. The location was great for... More 

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Santa Clara, California
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I used 2 weeks of my RCI exchange for this resort that I went with my mother and my college classmate Jazmin and her husband Ferdie. This was first time seeing her after graduation 30 years ago. We went last December 2014 for 7 days, we rented a car. Nice, quiet, clean and very close to Kapaa Town just outside... More 

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Torrance, California
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for 4 nights in June. The property is showing its age a little but overall it is well maintained. The grounds are lush and green and offer a putting green, shuffleboard, horseshoes, croquet, and tennis courts. The pool and Jacuzzi are nice but nothing special. The rooms are well appointed. We stayed in a one-bedroom in Building... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My unit was on the third floor of building C facing the ocean. Every morning my family and I watched the beautiful sunrise then had breakfast on the balcony. We slept with the windows open and the soothing sound of the waves. The resort is walking distance to the old town of Kapaa where there are lots of shops and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The pool and beach sucked and the service was bad. You could only get a new pool towel once and we couldn't replace the shower towel. There was no cleaning service but we were okay with that. The rooms were nice which was all we needed. The point of Kauai is not to stay in the room it's to go... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The rooms are ok and clean. Staff is friendly. This is a great homebase while on the island. Not a resort I wanted to spend time at, but perfect for sleeping then going out to explore the island's next magical spot.

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CondoRentalsHI, Condo Rental Agency at Pono Kai Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the Pono Kai Resort. I am not sure if you stayed at one of the condos our vacation rental agency manages, but glad you got to experience the property. We agree that the property is located in a great spot for driving to all areas of the island. We think the onsite amenities like... More 

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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

1st time to stay in Kapa'a. We absolutely love this spot. Oceanfront, with sandy beach with playful surf. Extensive paved walk/ bike path along ocean.4 miles long. Bike rental was best buy! The low rise complex was well appointed and well maintained. Deep pool, hot tub, cabana w ping pong, shuffle board, putting green, super helpful concierge, shared passion for... More 

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Greenville, SC
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33 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Pro: beach in the front is ok. Near the beach walk Cons: 1. Poor service. We satayed here for two nights. They didn't provide any service in between. We had to go buy coffee and go to house keeping to get sugar and coffee mate. The room and sofa smelled. 2. No sound proof. We could hear upstairs people talking... More 

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CondoRentalsHI, Condo Rental Agency at Pono Kai Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the Pono Kai Resort. I am not sure if you stayed in one of the condos our vacation rental agency manages at the property, but I wanted to address your question regarding daily cleaning. Many condo properties in Hawaii don't offer a daily cleaning service, but rather a pre-arrival clean and post-departure clean. Our... More 

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4 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We highly recommend this resort. It is right in the heart of the historic town of Kapaa. Only 3 stories, many with ocean or garden views. The amenities include mini golf, horseshoes, croquet, pool, spa, exercise room. All rooms have kitchens and a patio with a table, chairs, and a chaise lounge. The very helpful concierge can guide you in... More 

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